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The Vision Council Shines Light on Protecting Sight – and Health – in a Multi-screen Era

January 7
Alexandria, VA (Jan. 7, 2019) – With an increase in digital technology—most vibrantly seen at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas—more than half of American adults suffer adverse effects from overexposure to screens. The Vision Council calls this collection of symptoms digital eye strain. According to its... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces Former Executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. George Blankenship Secured as 2019 Executive Summit Keynote Speaker

December 5
Alexandria, VA (Dec. 5, 2018) –The Vision Council's 2019 Executive Summit lineup is rounding out with the announcement of George Blankenship, former executive at Apple Computer, Tesla Motors and GAP Inc., as the keynote speaker. With three decades of experience in international strategy, retail and real estate, Blankenship is best known for his... Read More »

The Vision Council Educates Eyecare Providers, the Industry on Tax Incentives for Equipment Purchases

November 6
Alexandria, VA (Nov. 6, 2018) – The Vision Council's Lens Processing & Technology Division shared educational resources for eyecare providers, as well as the organization's membership, regarding the upcoming deadline to utilize the Section 179 Deduction. This allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or... Read More »

The Vision Council Conducts Study on Contact Lens Subscription Services

September 28
Alexandria, VA (September 28, 2018) – The Vision Council's market research team has developed an industry first look at the new and emerging contact lens subscription services. This study aims to examine the potential impact on the contact lens and optical retail industries. "We have recently seen several new contact lens subscription services... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces Updated Data Communications Standard

August 30
Alexandria, VA (August 30, 2018) – The Vision Council's Lens Processing and Technology (LPT) Division is pleased to announce that the Data Communications Standard Committee—with Robert Shanbaum of Ocuco Inc. as chair—approved version 3.12 of the Data Communication Standard. The Data Communication Standard aims to simplify interconnection of... Read More »